Microsoft may face a lawsuit over the new name OneDrive

Posted Jan 29, 2014

A couple of days ago, Microsoft announced that they have rebranded their file storage service SkyDrive to OneDrive. Apparently, Microsoft renamed the service in order to settle a dispute with British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB). BSkyB claims that SkyDrive violated their own trademark.

Now Microsoft may face a dispute over the name OneDrive. chief operating officer Thomas Medard Frederiksen said that his company is talking to “consulting trademark experts” about OneDrive. He said that OneDrive is a name “that is very close to’s own cloud service.”’s cloud storage services had the name “Cloud Drive” for the last three years. He added that “OneDrive, from Microsoft, is a similar product – with a similar name, that will lead to confusion.” He added that it was expected Microsoft would have done more thorough research before creating the new name.

[Source: Neowin]